MIPCOM round-up: HBO Max snags ‘All The Way Up’; TF1 opens ‘Love Trap’; Looke buys NTV shows; MBC adds Talpa’s Avastars


HBO Max snags All The Way Up

WarnerMedia in Latin America has acquired exclusive rights to the first two seasons of Canal+ comedy drama All The Way Up (aka Validé).

The 10 x 30-minute show is produced by France’s Mandarin Télévision and co-produced with Canal+ and Autodidakte, with StudioCanal distributing.

It has also been sold to Radio-Canada, which has taken exclusive rights for its OTT platform Ici Tou.TV Extra.

The show follows the life of a young rap artist and was created by Franck Gastambide, Charles Van Tieghem, Xavier Lacaille and Giulio Callegari.

TF1 opens All3’s Love Trap

TF1 Group in France has picked up remake rights to All3Media International’s UK dating show The Love Trap.

The format was created by Great Scott Media for Channel 4 in the UK, where it will debut later this year, and is now set to be remade for TF1’s TFX.

The show, described as a “reality-gameshow hybrid”, follows 10 women who attempt to attract a single male contestant. However, only five of the women want to win the bachelor’s heart – the other half want to stay in the game to be one step closer to winning a big cash prize, and neither the audience or bachelor know which is which.

Successfully enticing the single man means they also avoid the exit at the end of each episode when one suspected love trap will be dumped, through a trap door.

Lat Am’s Looke lands Russian dramas

Latin American streamer Looke has bought four Russian dramas from NTV.

The shows, sold via Brazilian distributor Encripta, include period drama The Sacrificing, crime drama/comedy The Operative, action series Five Minutes Of Silence and crime thriller Unidentified.

The NTV shows will be available via Looke’s SVOD service and its TVOD option, with Portuguese or Spanish subtitles.

Looke launched in Brazil in 2015 and offers more than 12,000 movies and TV episodes, including shows from BBC Studios and Globo.

MBC adds Talpa’s Avastars

Middle East operator MBC Group has picked up remake rights to talent show Avastars, marking the first sale for the Talpa format.

The show, which will debut on SBS 6 in the Netherlands in April, follows two top talents – an incredible dancer and an outstanding singer – who will be combined into one “virtual super talent” named an Avastar.

The singer is responsible for the singing, talking and facial expressions, and the dancer is responsible for the movements of the head and the body.

The Middle East version, which will be available on MBC’s channels and its streamer Shahid, will be produced by Talpa’s recently announced production partner, Blue Engine Studios.

The original format is being produced by Talpa Entertainment Productions and distributed by Talpa Distribution.

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